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From a report: The study found that these flying electric vehicles, while not appropriate for short commutes, could play a”market role in sustainable mobility for longer trips.” Flying cars may be valuable mobility alternatives for cities as part of a taxi service, according to the study. “With these VTOLs, there is an opportunity to align with the sustainability and business cases,” Akshat Kasliwal, one of the authors of the study and a graduate student at the School for Environment and Sustainability, said in a statement. “Not only is high passenger occupancy better for emissions, it also favors the economics of flying cars. Further, consumers could be incentivized to share excursions, given the substantial time savings from flying versus driving.” The sustainability study, the first ever conducted for automobiles that are flying, comes as the sector at large is focused on electrical and autonomous vehicles. A lot of this attention is driven by emission regulation and a need to alleviate growing congestion issues in urban areas.